Support for Sheep and Beef Farmers through the COVID-19 Pandemic – Tuesday 9 June 2020

Sinn Fein MLAs Declan McAleer, Philip McGuigan, Emma Sheerin and Jemma Dolan propose a motion that the Assembly notes the important role that sheep and beef farmers play in ensuring a safe and secure supply of food for the population and recognises that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on this sector with the closure of restaurants and hotels.

They call on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to ensure that equality and fairness underpins the allocation of the £25 million Agri-Food Sector Market Intervention Fund and that sheep and beef farmers from areas of natural constraint receive the support they need through the distribution of this funding.